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William G. Ewing papers

 Collection — Folder: S0447
Identifier: S0447

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed, onionskin carbon copy from Carl P. Russell in Orinda, California on 1961/09/03 regarding the history of William G. Ewing's relations with the American Fur Company.


  • 1961


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

William G. Ewing and George W. Ewing headed a fur company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Peru, Indiana during from 1830-1840s. Their business and John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company were in constant competition during this time period. In July 1839, the Ewings negotiated an agreement with the American Fur Company to become stockholders. Later, George W. Ewing was elected to the Indiana Senate and tried to pass legislation to end the American Fur Company and its dominance in Indiana, which did not pass.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1961.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S446: W. D. Ewing papers, 1891/02/09 L323: Ewing family collection, circa 1763-1860s

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philio N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/09 by Edythe Huffman
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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